This is how I’ve been feeling lately. Not actually blah, but more, “Meh.” My to-do list and want-to-do list is a mile long, but at the end of the day, I’m like, “Where did the time go?” Laundry and housework don’t count – we should get free time back for that!

I shouldn’t complain. The week we spent in Nuevo Vallarta was so rejuvenating (and pudge-inducing), we wanted to turn around and head back after a few days of gloom and cold here.

As much as I love being home, I want to be productive, but I can’t seem to get back into my groove. I keep waiting for inspiration, but unless I stand out in the yard with coat hangers strung from my body during an electrical storm, it’s just not happening.

The one joy I look forward to each week now is preparing the Christmas-present-that-keeps-on-giving meals for my son and his family. I’d been bored with food preparation so long, but now I’m always searching my zillions of recipes in Evernote and Pepperplate for something new to try. They usually “happen to be in the neighbourhood” with a bag of fresh meat and fish at least once a week.

I started spring cleaning, but boxes of “stuff” have been languishing in the upstairs hall for a week because I lost my motivation.

On the plus side, I’ve been making a killer recipe I found for lemon curd.

Check out this website – it’s sort of cluttered but the recipe works! The curd is amazing in tarts or spooned into yogurt. I’ll never eat the packaged cornstarchy stuff again.

Actually, all I really want to do is curl up on the couch with a blankie and not think about chores. Or exercising. Or finishing the short story I need to submit in a week.

Like that’s going to happen. Think I’ll go bake a cheesecake. And cupcakes. I’ll add some ground flax seed to the batter to keep things moving along.